Verizon Wins First Round In Ad Wars Against AT&T
Today a judge in Atlanta sided with Verizon Wireless and denied AT&T's request to issue a temporary restraining order that would prevent Verizon from airing certain commercials. Verizon and AT&T were in court over Verizon's "There's A Map for That" ad campaigns, which pit the two companies' 3G coverage maps against one another. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Batten Sr. noted that the commercials are "sneaky" and may cause some people to misunderstand exactly what is being shown, but Batten said the commercials are not intentionally misleading, which is what AT&T claims. AT&T will have a second day in court, Dec. 16, to make further arguments.
He noted that TV viewers aren't always alert.
â€œMost people who are watching TV are semi-catatonic,â€ he said, prompting laughter. â€œTheyâ€™re not fully alive.â€
This judge is auditioning for Leno's spot.
Some dumb m'effin lawyers...
Lawsuit is cheaper
If the criterion to pull any ad was that someone might misunderstand the point of the ad, then we would have commercial free TV
Get AT&T a blindfold, cause their in the dark
grab the popcorn... sit back and enjoy
Motorola DROID FTW